With Geoff Johns becoming on of DC's busiest writers, JSA has read like the red-headed stepchild, the title he has the least interest in writing when compared to the shiny newness of Teen Titans, Flash, Green Lantern, and everything to do with the Infinite Crisis shebang.
This month, Johns was definitely distracted. The parts of the story that involved the actual JSA were short, illogical, and mean. The bulk of the issue was spent with secondary characters whose real function was to move plots that lead into the Infinite Crisis prequels. If I were the JSA, I'd feel dirty and used right about now. Not to mention cranky at the paucity of good storylines.